Cambodian IPP power from Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 13 September 2005 at 15:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä Corporation has in early summer 2005 won two contracts for power plants on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

One project is for a 45 MWe diesel power plant to be built for a Cambodian IPP (independent power producer), Cambodia Electricity Pte Co Ltd (CEP). Due for delivery in June 2006, the plant is being built under a turnkey contract with a consortium led by Wärtsilä and including Comin Asia Pte Ltd of Singapore, and Wärtsilä’s Cambodian partner Comin Khmere Ltd. The plant will comprise six Wärtsilä 18V32 generating sets, all running on heavy fuel oil. Generated power will be delivered to the Cambodian grid.

The other project is a 15.6 MWe extension to a 30 MWe diesel power plant of another Cambodian IPP investor; Khmer Electrical Power Co Ltd (KEP). As with the original plant, the extension is being delivered on a turnkey basis by the same consortium comprising Wärtsilä, Comin Asia Pte Ltd, and Comin Khmere Ltd. The extension will comprise two Wärtsilä 18V32 generating sets. The engines will operate on baseload, burning heavy fuel oil. The extension is due to be handed over in July 2006 and will be delivering electricity to the Cambodian national grid.

An important contribution to winning the contracts for both the new CEP plant and the KEP extension against international competition was Wärtsilä’s performance in delivering the original KEP plant. When these plants are fully operational, it is estimated that a large part of Cambodian power will be produced by Wärtsilä engines. While this is a noted recognition of Wärtsilä’s products and services, it also sets a challenge for the Wärtsilä plants to meet Cambodian expectations.

Notes to the editor:

Wärtsilä is a leading provider of power plants, operation and lifetime care services in decentralized power generation.

The company provides power plants for baseload, intermediate, peaking, standby and combined heat and power applications as well as solutions for oil pumping. The product range comprises gas- and oil-fired power plants with outputs from 1 MW to 300 MW, biopower plants with outputs from 1 to 5 MWe and biothermal plants for 3–17 MWth

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For further information, please contact:

Maria Nystrand
Public Relations Manager, Power Plants
Wärtsilä Finland Oy Direct
tel: +358 10 709 1456
Direct fax: +358 10 709 1425